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Walther Eichrodt

Walther Eichrodt

German theologian
Walther Eichrodt
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Intro German theologian
Was Religious scholar Theologian Educator
From Germany
Type Academia Religion
Gender male
Birth 1 August 1890, Gernsbach, Rastatt, Karlsruhe Government Region
Death 20 May 1978, Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland (aged 87 years)
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Biography

Walther Eichrodt (August 1, 1890 in Gernsbach, Baden – May 20, 1978 in Basel) was a German Old Testament scholar and Protestant theologian.

From 1908 to 1914 he studied theology in Bethel, Greifswald and Heidelberg, obtaining his habilitation at the University of Erlangen in 1918. In 1922 he succeeded Albrecht Alt as an associate professor of history of religions and Old Testament studies at the University of Basel, where from 1934 to 1960 he taught classes as a full professor. In 1953 he was named university rector.

Eichrodt believed that the book of Genesis was added as a prologue to the Old Testament after the writing of Exodus had been completed.

Literary works

  • Die Quellen der Genesis (1916).
  • Die Hoffnung des ewigen Friedens alten Israel (1920).
  • Theologie des Alten Testaments, 3 volumes (1933–39); translated into English and published as Theology of the Old Testament (1961).
  • Das Menschenverständnis des Alten Testaments (1944); translated into English and published as Man in the Old Testament (1951).
  • Ezekiel; a commentary; English translation by Cosslett Quin (1970).
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